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Teen Programs

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A great place to meet students with similar interests, the Museum offers a range of programs for creative teens and those interested in art history. Contact Alice Novak, Curator of Education to learn more.

 

The Muses

The MUSES is a teen council that meets to enjoy creative experiences in the galleries and to plan arts event for teens in Montgomery. To learn how to represent your school and become part of the MUSES, please contact Alice Novak at 334.240.4361.

In the Arts, hosted by the MUSES and BTW
Thursday, March 2, 5-7 P.M.
In the Arts is designed for teens who dream of working in the arts.  This FREE event offers them a chance to interact with professionals working in the visual arts, design, performance, and literature, and to ask about the education, career paths, and skills of those serving in leadership and creative roles in the arts. Many presenters bring examples of current projects. All ages are welcome at the event.

 

AP Art History

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Calling all high school students, do you enjoy learning about the different cultures of the world, thinking about how artistic tastes, styles, and technologies have changed through the ages? Are you interested in the political and religious messages behind works of art or the way we interact with space and meanings in architecture? Join our AP Art History class and learn to identify works of art by artist or time period, to analyze individual works of art in depth, to compare and contrast art from different world cultures and periods, and to examine influences in art. Over the years, students from many schools have achieved a great deal in the art history class at the Museum, deepened their understanding of the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, and had a great time doing so.  Come carry on the tradition!

The class meets daily at 7:25 A.M. in the Museum library. The course is FREE and offered for academically motivated students from all schools and the homeschool community. To apply, please contact Alice Novak anovak@mmfa.org, 334-240-4361. The deadline is April 28.

AP Art History is sponsored by the BBVA Compass Foundation.

 

Middle and High School Classes

– English teachers, bring your students to practice Ekphrastic writing (or writing in response to works of art!) in the galleries. Co-lead a writing workshop with a Museum and host a reading at the end.

– History teachers, don’t forget about the American historical sources hanging all over the Museum walls. Call us about an American history gallery talk or writing assignment for your students.

– Foreign language teachers, bring your students to discuss works of art in a second language. We can help you find references to your country of focus in our collection. We have Museum docents who speak German, Spanish, and Korean.

– Math and science teachers, brainstorm with us to think about applications of mathematics and science in works of art and architecture, explore the wall in ARTWORKS based on the Fibonacci sequence and more.

-Interested in having your students learn more about working at an art Museum? Call about the possibility of partnering on a Junior Curators or Junior Docent program or to take a behind the scenes tour of the Museum.

To explore these or any other school partnerships, please call Alice Novak at 334.240.4361.

Studio Classes

(Ages 14 and Older)

Studio classes are available for teens and adults throughout the year. Classes offer instruction in a variety of art mediums, including digital media. 

 

Quilting Workshop
This weekend workshop will begin with an engaging discussion on quilting techniques and traditions led by Ellen Baker, which will be followed by a book signing for her book 1-2-3 Quilt. Next participants will move to the studio for quilt related activities emphasizing the contrast between traditional pattern techniques and improvisational quilting. The product outcomes may range from wall hangings to pillows to trivets, depending on the individual interests of the participants! All materials provided.
Instructor: Ellen Baker
Time and Date: 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.; Saturday, March 18
Cost: $90 members/$120 nonmembers

Stained Glass Workshop
For beginners as well as those with prior experience working with glass, this course will teach all the steps in creating a stained glass window. Participants will start with design, color selection, construction, and glass-cutting and end with soldering techniques. Students with more experience will be encouraged to develop their own patterns. All glass working tools and most materials are
provided. Class size is limited to eight students. So sign up early!

Instructor: Gloria Simons
Time: 6 to 8:30 P.M.
Thursdays: April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11 and 25
Cost: $200 members/ $245 non-members for the series

 

 

Photography Workshop
In connection with the exhibition Technique and Vision, this class will focus on tips and secrets of using your camera, how to use Photoshop, and seeing the visual world in new ways. Whether you are a novice or seasoned behind the camera anyone will find useful tips and skills from this course. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras and laptops for this class. Class size is limited to 15 students.

Instructor: Warren Simons
Time: 2 to 5 P.M.
Saturdays: April 22, 29, May 13
Cost: $40 members/$60 non-members for the series

Teen Summer Art Camp

Weeklong, half-day (ages 13 & up)

For the first time, the Museum will offer a half-day camp for teens ages 13 & up. They will enjoy this fun and exciting camp filled with group discussion, time in the galleries, and plenty of time in the studio to create both sculptural and photographic works. This unique pairing of mediums will keep students engaged and entertained the whole week.

Instructor: Amanda Ingram
Time: 1 to 4:30 P.M.
Monday through Friday: June 5 through 9
Cost: $100 members/ $160 non-members for weeklong half-day camp

 

Tuition cost will be refunded if a class is canceled.

For a full refund, cancellations must be made NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS BEFORE
the class, workshop, or camp begins. After that time a 25%

administrative fee will be charged.